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BC-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

March 26, 2019

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Alaska. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Anchorage bureau at 800-770-7549 or at apanchorage@ap.org. News Editor Mark Thiessen can be reached at 907-272-7549 or mthiessen@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

Alaska at 8:30 a.m.

SUPREME COURT-ALASKA PARKS-HOVERCRAFT

WASHINGTON _ An Alaska moose hunter can “rev up his hovercraft” in search of moose, the Supreme Court says. The court on Tuesday limited the National Park Service’s authority to enforce laws and regulations on state-owned rivers in Alaska. Justices held unanimously that the Park Service can’t enforce a ban on amphibious vehicles known as hovercrafts on rivers that run through national conservation areas there. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

AP Photos DCCK101-0326190828.

BEAR HUNT-NO RULE CHANGES

KODIAK, Alaska _ The Alaska Board of Game has voted against proposed changes to bear hunting regulations, including a measure to reserve at least 90 percent of Kodiak brown bear permits for Alaska residents. SENT: 210 words.

SLED DOG DEATH-CAUSE

ANCHORAGE _ The death of a competition sled dog in last month’s Yukon Quest race was due to pneumonia contracted by inhaling stomach contents, according to a race veterinarian. SENT: 185 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ CHILDREN STRUCK-SIDEWALK _ State prosecutors have filed felony assault charges against an Eagle River woman suspected of driving onto a sidewalk while intoxicated and striking two children on bicycles.

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If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apanchorage@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Alaska and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.

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